Art Display Contests

Yard Art Display Contest

What is it?
A contest where you get to paint a Fall or festival themed picture on a 24 x 18 inch coroplast yard sign.
Open to ages 5 to 16.

Where do you get the yard sign?
July Arts in the Park Concerts at Idlewood Park on Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Or call Susan Pyles at 309-868-5742

What should I paint on my sign?
Paint a picture of a fall scene or the 2022 Pumpkins Go 80s theme.

Judging & Display:
Drop off finished artwork:
Morton Community Foundation Office in Morton (135 S. First Ave.)
September 6 – 9 from 9am – 5pm
*Artwork will be given an identification number.  Names will not be posted with the artwork.

The artwork will be judged on September 11 and displayed during Pumpkin Festival at the Family Fun Patch (former AC Church Lot – near the corner of Third and Jefferson Streets).

Prizes & Pick-Up
1st place $50; 2nd place $25; and 3rd place $10

Artwork can be picked up at the Morton Community Foundation Office in Morton (135 S. First Ave.) September 20, 21, 22 & 23 from 9am to 5pm.

Questions, call Susan at 309-868-5742

Fine Arts Contest

What is it?
A contest where you submit a painting on a 11 x 14 inch stretched canvas.  You may create your piece using any medium of your choice.  
Open to ages 16 to 95.
Limited to 24 entries.

Reserve your spot:
Applications are available contact Susan Pyles at 309-868-5742 or pumpkin805@gmail.com.  
Applications also available at the July Arts in the Park Concerts at Idlewood Park on Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Judging & Display:
Drop off finished artwork & application:
Morton Community Foundation Office in Morton (135 S. First Ave.)
September 6 – 9 from 9am – 5pm

The artwork will be judged on September 11 and displayed during Pumpkin Festival in the windows of Home Instead Senior Care (corner of Jefferson & Main, Morton).

Prizes & Pick-Up
1st place $150; 2nd place $100; and 3rd place $50

Artwork can be picked up at the Morton Community Foundation Office in Morton (135 S. First Ave.) September 20, 21, 22 & 23 from 9am to 5pm.

Questions, call Susan at 309-868-5742 

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